High School Teaching/Vocational Education
Game Design and Graphics is a two-year comprehensive program that allows students to explore all aspects of the exciting world of game design. Students use professional industry software including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3DS Max and Mudbox and the Unreal Development Kit. Upon program completion, students will be able to create amazingly likelife, fanciful 3D environments and incredible graphics.
Students are engaged in a variety of exciting projects that are designed to include all aspects of the game design industry. Students will study and apply the artistic and creative skills in addition to creative writing, business and psychological components of this industry.
3D Computer design technology skills are in demand today in such fields as video games, engineering, manufacturing, and the film industry. While studying and taking a comprehensive look at the latest games and systems, students will learn how to create 3D creatures, characters and objects.
Qualifications: NH certification or Statement of Eligibility from NH Department of Education in Computer Science and Media Application (or equivalent) required. Previous teaching experience preferred.
Major Responsibilities, Duties and Instructional Strategies:
- Manage and maintain the Game Design facility, equipment, inventory and budget.
- Preparation of budget request for the Perkins Federal Grant so that it complies with all regulations.
- Development of industry connections promoting service learning, cooperative education, and work based learning opportunities for the students with the assistance of the Career Counselor.
- Perform additional duties as assigned by the high school principal or asst principal.
- Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of content, discipline, and related pedagogy as demonstrated through the quality of the design and execution of lessons and the ability to match objectives and activities to relevant rigorous academic standards, the competencies for NH CTE Digital Communication, and College and Career Readiness Standards
- Develop and implement timely lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations and/or modifications that differentiate for individual student needs
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students, and present subject matter according to guidelines
- Demonstrated competency of digital-age work and student learning
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students, and present subject matter according to guidelines established
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques, integrate and actively use technology and media consistent with the needs and capabilities of the students involved
- Demonstrate understanding of instructional planning and timely delivery pacing by providing standards-based, data-driven, differentiated instruction that engages students, incorporates appropriate use of technology, and makes learning relevant for today’s learners
- Work collaboratively with other members of faculty and staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods
- Accept shared responsibility for project-based, interdisciplinary and/or thematic initiatives that provide both intervention and enrichment opportunities for all students
- Be a positive role model for students
- Work to ensure high levels of learning and achievement outcomes for all students, taking into consideration each student’s educational and developmental background and focusing on each student’s needs
- Review and analyze multiple sources of data incorporating both formal and informal methods to measure and assess student growth aligned to instructional goals and course objectives and to adjust instructional strategies and content delivery as needed
- Hold at least 2 Game Design and Graphics Advisory Board Meetings with minutes that will subscribe to the NH Career Development requirements.
Classroom Management, Organization and Lesson Preparation
- Interact in respectful ways with students at all times that maximizes student learning
- Manage student behavior in accordance with district standards
- Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials for budgetary process
- Maintain accurate, complete student records, including those competency documents required by the State of New Hampshire for CTE.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings, professional growth opportunities and serve on assigned committees
- Keep all documents needed for Career Bureau Monitoring
Follows the Teacher Contract schedule and salary scale.
Specified Length/Hours of Position: This is an affiliated (MEA) position under the Teacher Association negotiated contract, following the school calendar with additional workshop days.?
Contract Year: 181 days
Effective Date: August 31, 2018
Application Procedure: The Manchester School District uses the Applicant Tracking on-line application process. Please visit our website at www.mansd.org; under Quick Links select Employment Opportunities. Upload resume, cover letter, transcripts, and 3 signed letters of reference written within 3 months of application.